What Diet should we use?

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Posted: 19 Oct 2011, 21:19
My daughter and I need to be on a lifetime diet and I am tracking her progress on here but I am doing it also. We have hereditary diseases, Syndrome X, Porphyria but need to also watch our carbs due to borderline diabetes. So we need low fat first then low carb, then low sugar. Which diet here is the best for this? Plus the dr said both of us should be on some kind of 1800 cal diet due to our slow metabolisms, both are over 50 lbs overweight, and the very high triglycerides are for both in the 500's and this is for our lives! Thanks so much for your help Wink Also, would love to have some friends here for her and me!!

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Posted: 19 Oct 2011, 21:23
Atkins! It encompasses all that you're looking for. Trust me...after three years on Weight Watchers...I was hungry! I've been doing Atkins for 2 weeks, am down 5 lbs, and am never hungry! Look into it...the diet is explained on their website for free...but read the book! (The new one.) It explains why and how Atkins can help with Syndrome X, which I also have, and diabetes and other ailments. Good luck!
A diet will get you there. A lifestyle keeps you there.


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Posted: 20 Oct 2011, 00:08
Atkins is not low-fat. It's worth checking out, but may not meet all their needs. Without understanding your disease(s), research different plans to find the one that best suits your needs. I'm sure others will come on here with some good advice and tips to get you started in the right direction. Best of luck to you both!

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Posted: 20 Oct 2011, 00:20
South Beach is both low fat and low carb. If you don't do phase 1 and go straight to phase 2, it would be very healthy.

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Posted: 20 Oct 2011, 00:30
I made up my own, like karbear 45 said you need to research what works for you. Though I'll bet that you already know what works for you, you just have to accept it and build a plan around it. For instance i knew that white bread sucks for me (but God i love it), i felt this indicated i needed to cutout all processed foods and reduce wheat. I researched calorie intakes and what i needed to include to stay healthy and built it up from there and im so close to my goal. Whatever you choose however good luck to you and your daugther i wish you all the best!!!!!

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Posted: 20 Oct 2011, 05:56
All of the things you mentioned have been improved, I believe, with a Paleo diet (and eating lean meats compared to fatty ones). Check out http://robbwolf.com/ and maybe listen to his podcasts, and certainly pick up the Paleo Solution book if you are at all interested. Best of luck!

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Posted: 20 Oct 2011, 06:12
I also followed the Paleolithic diet and counted calories with very good result. The Paleolithic diet is low carb,but now as extreme. Because the carbs you eat have a low glycemic index, it is also good for diabetic conditions.

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Posted: 20 Oct 2011, 09:26
The Prism Weight Loss Program (http://www.pwlp.com/) is the only plan that has worked for me, and I have tried multiple diets for years - losing weight but never able to successfully maintain weight loss until using the Prism plan. It addresses all aspects - emotional, physical, mental and spiritual. My husband is pre-diabetic and able to eat the same meals I am eating on this plan. I have lost nearly 40 pounds since January 4, 2011 and am successfully maintaining the weight loss. The plan emphasizes healthy eating and good nutrition. Best wishes in your search for the right plan for you!

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